Oh Yeah, Congratulations To The Storm

To be perfectly honest, I almost forgot we have an Arena Football League team.

When the AFL shut down and issued an announcement that they were going to take time off to re-organize and come back better than ever, I figured it was kind of like when a restaurant closes because they're "remodeling." Chances are 50-50, at best, that they ever open their doors again.

But against heavy odds and with a significantly lower profile, Arena Football is back.

Well, "back" isn't exactly accurate, is it?

The old Arena Football League withered and died, sunk by teams folding and heavy debt leading to bankruptcy. So what you see now is a new entity operating under the old AFL flag with many familiar elements, such as the Tampa Bay Storm (the last of the original four AFL franchises to still exist), the AFL's equivalent of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. So maybe it's more accurate to say that Arena Football is here again.

And here again in the Arena Bowl, for the 7th time (5-1), are the Tampa Bay Storm.

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